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2020 Gift Guide: under $50 favorites



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I had a few requests for a gift guide on a budget– and I am ALL for gifts that are thoughtful, creative and won’t break the bank!

ALL of these gift guide posts are packed with items I either use and love, have purchased or have on the list for my own people. Enjoy!

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1) Raaka Chocolate

This chocolate isn’t just delicious, it’s also beautiful to open and enjoy, so it makes a GREAT stocking stuffer or hostess gift.

2) Smartwool socks

– women:

– mens:

Are there better socks around for the winter, hiking, everyday- you name it?? If you know, you know!

3) The Road Back To You

This book is SUCH a great one if you’re new to the Enneagram and want to learn more about how the Enneagram can improve your life in relationships, work, home- and it makes a great gift!

4) Spa in a bottle:

If you’ve never experienced the loveliness of this face toner, you must– it’s beautiful for a friend who could use a little spa-like treat (and it’s great for all skin types!)

5) The best face scrub:

On the skincare line, this is my forever favorite face scrub I will use over and over again!!

6) The Lazy Genius Way

This was one of my favorite books of 2020, Kendra Adachi truly is a (lazy) genius! I know it would make a great gift for a girlfriend, sister, or a host!

7) Hearth and Home Candles- Target

These candles are by far by FAVORITE inexpensive candles (they’re also soy wax, instead of parrafin, which I appreciate!).

8) Yeti 30-oz hot or cold tumbler

I feel like the Yeti feels like SUCH an expensive cup to spend on yourself (as amazing as they are!) but they make a GREAT gift- and they’re worth every penny to keep your drink cold OR hot!

9) The Echo Dot

Our family is OBSESSED with our Echo dot. I’m surprised Alexa hasn’t quit ;). We love using it for music, grocery/to-do lists and timers as well as Amazon ordering. Such a great gift!

10) The classic Carhart beanie

You know I’m all about the cozy. Everyone needs a cozy beanie!

11) The Healthy Mama Meal Planner

You knew I was going to say this one, right?? It’s still discounted and a GREAT gift for the busy mama friend, sister, or coworker who could use a little meal planning guidance!

And with that… the 2020 gift guide series is complete! I truly hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s gift guide round up! Here’s to a healthy, happy holiday season!

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